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Joseph D’Amelio is scheduled to go on trial on March 22, 2011. D’Amelio was charged after receiving a package containing hundreds of prescription painkillers at an auto shop in East Boston on Saturday, March 13, 2009.
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Drug-trafficking cop, Joe D’Amelio trial set for March

Former MIT Campus Police officer Joseph D’Amelio, arrested for drug trafficking in March 2009, remains at liberty after posting bail. His trial is scheduled for March 22, 2011, though these dates routinely slip.

D’Amelio was charged after receiving a package containing hundreds of prescription painkillers, OxyContin and Roxicodone tablets, at an auto shop in East Boston on Saturday March 13, 2009. He was later released on $75,000 bail and put under house arrest with electronic monitoring. He was also required to attend drug rehabilitation.

This past Monday, D’Amelio’s lawyer, Roger Witkin, asked permission from the court for D’Amelio to travel internationally for two weeks, which the Court granted. According to Witkin, D’Amelio wishes to visit his father at home, a request that has been granted in the past.

— Aparna Sud